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The supplies are needed by April to ensure the city’s health care system can “bear the brunt of the coronavirus crisis,” Mr. de Blasio said.It was an extraordinary description of how ill-prepared public and private hospitals are for the expected hospitalizations in the days and weeks ahead.[Get the latest news and updates on the coronavirus in the New York region.]
As of Thursday evening, 3,954 people in the city had tested positive for the coronavirus, and 26 people had died, Mr. de Blasio said. The city health department said a little more than half of New York City’s confirmed cases were people who were less than New York News 50 years old.Latest Updates: Coronavirus Outbreak in New York
Governor Cuomo ordered all nonessential businesses to keep all workers at home.
The outbreak thrusts New York’s hospital system toward a crisis.
Case numbers continue their startling rise.
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Statewide, there were 4, 152 confirmed cases and 29 deaths.



Governor Cuomo ordered most businesses to keep 75 percent of their workers home, up from 50 percent. “It’s a very negative circumstance, but you’re going to have time on your hands,” he said at a morning briefing in Albany. Among the essential industries that are exempt from the rule are food; health care and pharmacies; banks; warehousing and Press Release Distribution Services In New York City shipping; and media.If you are not working, mortgage payments will be waived for 90 days, Mr. Cuomo said.Starting Friday, all New Yorkers applying for or already receiving public benefits like food stamps, cash assistance and rent payments will no longer have to seek help in person for any reason.All services will be available online or over the phone, after the city negotiated with New York State to waive in-person requirements, said Isaac McGinn, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Social Services.Connecticut postponed its presidential primary from April 28 to early June, state officials said yesterday. New York officials are considering whether to move the state’s primary, which, as of Thursday, was still scheduled for April 28. New Jersey’s primary was already set to be held on June 2.
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